What is Software Architecture?

@drse / updated June 09, 2017


The software architecture of a computing system is the set of structures needed to reason about the system, which comprise software elements, relations among them, and properties of both.

-- Paul Clements, et al., 2011, Documenting Software Architectures. Second Edition. Addison-Wesley Professional.

The software architecture of a program or computing system is a depiction of the system that aids in the understanding of how the system will behave.

-- Software Engineeding Institute